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Designer Drugs
     

Designer Drugs

by Paul R. Robbins
 

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In-depth looks at individual drugs as well as case studies.
-- Each book contains discussion questions, a further reading list, chapter notes, and an index.

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In-depth looks at individual drugs as well as case studies.
-- Each book contains discussion questions, a further reading list, chapter notes, and an index.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Robbins warns of the growing popularity of synthetic chemical spin-offs among young people, describing the development and effects of such compounds as MPTP, speed, ice, ecstasy, and the fentanyl analogs. He presents factors (including heredity, psychological motivations, family, and society) that put youth at risk, suggesting that a ``traditional'' upbringing shields children from early exposure to drugs. The introduction and first chapter are not as clearly written as the rest of the book. The former relies on sensationalism to interest readers, and the latter gives a confusing explanation of the relationship of the ``designer drugs'' to one another. Also, the chemical diagrams are poorly integrated into the narrative, and some of the black-and-white photographs are of poor quality. The author refers to many research studies; his discussions of them are sometimes too detailed and lengthy. Despite its faults, this title deserves credit for its intelligent presentation of how young people drift or are enticed into the world of street drugs. Paula Goodman and Gabriel Koz's Designer Drugs (Chelsea, 1988) treats the subject in far greater depth.-Libby K. White, Schenectady County Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766019201
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Series:
The Drug Library
Edition description:
PBK ED
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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